Summer is winding down, and we’re getting ready to return to the grind of day-to-day non-summer life. Whether that’s a school routine carrying on with work, it can be hard to reset to healthy habits after a summer of barbeques, parties, and vacations. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be a chore, especially with the help of your favorite cafe, Balanced! We’re all about healthy lifestyles at a Balanced, but we also know that looks different for everybody.
Your favorite cafe has some tips to help you reset your healthy habits after summer.
Whether it’s cooking, exercising, or just taking a few minutes to sit and de-stress, it often feels like the hardest part of building healthy habits is finding the time. When you’re looking at everything you have to get done in a day or a week, it’s tricky to fit in extra things. But if you establish them as part of your regular routine, you don’t have to find the time because you’ll have already made it. It may take a little creative rearranging, but it will definitely be worth the effort.
Plan Your Meals
Meal planning is nobody’s favorite thing to do, but once you get in the habit, it becomes much easier. It’s also important to remember that meal planning doesn’t just mean meal prepping. Cooking and planning the meals you intend to make at the beginning of your week helps a lot, but that’s not all you can do. We all like to go out for lunch or grab dinner with friends from time to time. To keep yourself from starting too far into unhealthy eating habits, plan ahead! Decide what day you’re going to go out to eat and plan your other meals for the day accordingly.
Drinking enough water keeps you hydrated, but that’s not all. Water also helps you regulate your body temperature, lubricates your joints, and carries oxygen and nutrients to your cells. If you’re feeling a bit run-down in the middle of the day, grab some water before getting another coffee. You might be surprised by how much better you feel when you drink more water throughout the day.